By Michael Gioia
24 Jul 2013
Directed by Terry Berliner (Off-Broadway's Hereafter) and featuring Sokolovic (Detroit), Thompson (Giant) and Winters (American Idiot), the 6:30 PM performance is part of a week-long festival that continues through July 27.
Out of 30 plays, six finalists will be chosen by the Samuel French, Inc. editorial staff to receive publication and licensing contracts. The winning plays will be presented in a special performance July 28.
Chosen from over 900 submissions, Imaginary Friends, according to press notes, "is a short play in which Sasca (Sokolovic), Leslie (Thompson) and Alice (Winters) have an intimate discussion about the hauntings of their childhood."
The Off Off Broadway Festival started in 1975, and hundreds of theatre companies and schools have participated in the Festival's first 36 years. Since its inception, over 200 plays from the Festival have been published, and many of the participants have become established, award-winning playwrights including Theresa Rebeck, Shirley Lauro, Bekah Brunstetter, Steve Yockey, David Johnston and Sheila Callaghan.
The Clurman Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. For tickets, call (800) 432-7250 or visit Telecharge.com. For more information on the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival, visit OOB.SamuelFrench.com.